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UK Labour leader goes from no-hoper to crowd-puller


Pollsters, who universally got it wrong before the last election in 2015, showed support for May and the Conservatives falling after she was forced to backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges to make elderly people pay more for their social care, which opponents dubbed a " dementia tax ". Read More »

Japan Glad US Keeps 'All Options on the Table' Regarding North Korea


Speaking at an worldwide security conference in Singapore , Mattis said the Trump administration is encouraged by China's renewed commitment to working with the US and others to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons. "Whatever sanctions and pressure may follow, we will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces which was chosen to defend the sovereignty of the country and the rights to national existence and will move forward towards the final victory", the spokesman added. Read More »

Why the French Open champion broke down in tears

Wozniacki missed the 2016 French Open because of an ankle injury. Wozniacki next faces the Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko, who knocked out Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to reach her first quarter-final. Women's second seed Karolina Pliskova advanced to round four with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Carina Witthoeft . The 14-time Major victor is yet to drop a set, conceding just six games in the last two rounds, and he looks in formidable form in his quest to become the first player to win a single ... Read More »

Afghans mourn, a day after massive truck bombing killed 90

The Taliban - now in the midst of their annual "spring offensive" - denied they were involved, while strongly condemning the blast. Afghan groups affiliated with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility for several similarly large-scale suicide attacks targeting civilians in July and October 2016, and social media accounts associated with the groups today's attack. Read More »

Man held over Manchester attack released without charge

Both men were questioned by anti-terrorism police for a week but were released without charge. The attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, reportedly met with members of the Katibat al-Battar al-Libi, during trips to Tripoli and Sabratha, Libya. Read More »

Ariana Grande's #OneLoveManchester Concert Raised $3 Million

The concert, which raised over $3 million, was held to raise money for the families of the 22 victims who died and almost 50 who were injured during the May 23 terror attack . The enormous One Love Manchester benefit gig was an emotional event for everybody involved, with a whole host of stars delivering a stack of heartfelt hits. Read More »

Putin denies USA election meddling, says he barely met Mike Flynn

But that's not all, as the FBI has also expanded its probe to include a grand jury investigation into Flynn's contacts with Russian officials during the presidential election and into his paid work as a lobbyist for Turkish interests. The leader suggested that hackers from other nations "very skillfully and professionally shifted the blame onto Russian Federation". "Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world", he said, "and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials ... Read More »

Contractor charged with leaking classified NSA info on Russian hacking

A 25-year-old contractor has been charged with leaking NSA files that claim Russian intelligence hacked at least one maker of voting software used in 2016's USA elections. A computer search revealed that victor had had email contact with the media outlet, according to an Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit. That's the same date on the classified files apparently passed by victor to reporters. Read More »

LPGA projection error keeps Ko at No. 1


The LPGA published a statement from the provider that WWGR Inc., uses to manage the calculations behind the rankings, saying that there was an error in their projections, and Ko remained ahead of Jutanugarn by.01 points. Jutanugarn is playing the LPGA tournament in Ontario, Canada this week and can become No.1 while Ko continues her break. Some six months after a Dustin Johnson-like fall on stairs, South Korean Kim In Kyung produced a near-flawless final round in tough conditions to win ... Read More »

India shows off space prowess with launch of mega rocket


Ku-band high throughput communication transponders are present in the SAT-19. It also finds the influence of space radiation on the satellites and their electronic components. The GSLV-Mk III is a three stage/engine rocket. The GSLV MkIII-D1 is capable of lifting payloads or satellites weighing upto 4,000 kgs into the GTO and 10,000 kgs into the Low Earth Orbit. Read More »

Siri, speakers and software: Highlights from the Apple show

These giants are battling over still-emerging fields that are expected to turn into technological gold mines, much the way personal computers and smartphones became moneymaking machines in previous decades. It unveiled the Apple Watch in September 2014. That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smartphones, he said. Read More »

New Normal: London Puts Up Bridge Barriers To Prevent Vehicle Attacks


Shortly after Saturday's attacks and before they were confirmed as terrorist events, Trump took to Twitter to say "we need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety". " Witnesses said people threw chairs and pint glasses at the men, who wore what police said were fake explosive vests". The mayor's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet. Read More »

Theresa May urged to take tougher line against Donald Trump on climate

He joked that Trump's move made him a convenient person to blame for any bad weather, including wet snow in Moscow on Friday. The governors of California, New York and Washington , all Democrats, launched the coalition Thursday after Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris accord , saying its terms are not fair and predicting major job losses because of the agreement. Read More »

Megyn Kelly Asks Putin About His Relationship to Michael Flynn

He then suggested that hackers from within the United States could also have been responsible, and used Russian Federation as a fall guy. U.S. intelligence officials have determined Russian operatives and government officials orchestrated a broad hacking and misinformation campaign meant to damage the Democratic Party and help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Germany, France, Italy tell Trump Paris agreement is not renegotiable


But three world leaders - German Chancellor Angela Merkel , French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni - released a joint statement rejecting Trump's claim that the deal can be renegotiated. A union spokesman said on Friday that Trumka intends to remain on the council to serve "as a voice for working people". Meanwhile, three other nations that the US has designated as "rogue" - Iran, North Korea, and Sudan - are all part of the accord . Read More »

Uncertainty will continue for a while yet in BC politics


Opposition MLAs signed the agreement minutes after Premier Christy Clark announced she will call a new session to present a speech from the throne. Earlier Tuesday, B.C. In the 2017 election, Tegart finished with 6,597 votes (42 per cent of all votes cast in the riding); Lali with 6,005 (38.2 per cent); Green Party candidate Arthur Green with 2,517 (16 per cent); and Social Credit candidate Michael Henshall with 598 (3.8 per cent). Read More »

Gergen: Kushner should take 'leave of absence'

Citing current and former American officials, the Times said the meeting "may have been part of an effort by Mr. Kushner to establish a direct line to Mr. "Now we know that he is likely the subject of the FBI's counterintelligence probe". Simply put, Jared Kushner is compromised and must resign immediately. Read More »

Putin: 'It wouldn't make sense for us to interfere' in U.S. election

Do you even understand what you're asking or not?" he continued. "Trump may be handing the Russians back the compounds from which they have reportedly spied on us, in the midst of a special counsel investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia - an investigation that includes the issue of those very compounds he may now be returning!" the late-night host ranted. Read More »

Police name 2 suspects of London Bridge attack

London police say they can not confirm the names of people caught up in the attack. "She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected", said her family, who live in Castlegar in British Columbia, in a statement. Read More »

Trump Continues to Tweet About London Mayor


He wrote, "My message to Londoners and visitors to our great city is to be calm and vigilant today", Mr Khan said . Officials said assailants used a vehicle to plow into pedestrians on London Bridge and then drove to Borough Market, where people were attacked with knives. Read More »

HRW: fifty years of human rights violations in West Bank

And as time passes, more settlers can be expected to invade Palestinian properties, pushed both by zealous fervour and by generous government subsidies: the average settler receives three times more in public subsidies than a resident of Israel proper, a financial incentive for the expansion of settler units given by governments snubbing the worldwide community's decree that settlements are illegal and a hindrance to any Palestinian-Israeli peace deal. Read More »

Some Palestinian ex-prisoners in Gaza say their salaries withheld


Palestinians say Israel must cut the shackles now, rather than linking economic change to an elusive peace deal. McMaster, a lieutenant general in the US Army, told the crowd gathered at the Washington Hilton in the nation's capital, that the administration will expect definitive actions taken from its regional allies against terror and extremism, but offered few details. Read More »

'Saudi, UAE seek to isolate Qatar'


A State Department official said all US partnerships with Gulf nations were vital and called on all parties to quickly resolve their differences. " Qatar's practices of dealing with the (Houthi) coup militias and supporting extremist groups became clear", the Yemeni government said in a statement, adding that it supported a decision by the Saudi-led coalition to remove Qatar from its ranks. Read More »

UK threat level to remain at severe following London attack -PM May


Those around Borough Market spoke of the moments when the three men began entering venues around the area, attacking people with knives, as other members of the public sought to thwart them, by throwing bottles and chairs. Three women and a man, all of whom were living permanently in London, are among the French nationals hurt. He used two different birthdates that would make him either 25 or 30, authorities said. Read More »

How the Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Affects Air Travel

Local media in Qatar reported there was already some panic buying as people stock up on food. While the USA does not consider the Muslim Brotherhood to be a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia , the UAE , and Egypt do. "[Qatar] embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] and al-Qaeda, and promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media ... Read More »

Police ID 2 attackers in deadly London terrorist strike


Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism with the so-called Islamic State claiming responsibility for the atrocity. May has said the three attacks - including one on Parliament in March - weren't connected in any operational sense but were linked by what she called the "perverted ideology" of extremist Islam. Read More »

United Kingdom police identify two London attackers


Redouane, 30, had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. Redouane, who also went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar, had not been on law enforcement's radar. Both men were from Barking, in East London , London's Metropolitan Police said . The National Health Service told Reuters Monday that "a total of 36. patients (are) now being cared for in five London hospitals, and of these 18 remain in a critical condition". Read More »

UK Police Name Two London Attack Suspects

British authorities have named two of the three suspects in the attack . Butt, 27, was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan, London's Metropolitan Police said . The three men wore fake suicide vests to make them even more imposing. The raids were part of the ongoing investigation into Saturday night's deadly attack by three men in London Bridge and Borough Market . Read More »

Defending his Muslim ban, Trump remains his own worst enemy


Conway also tweeted a link to a Washington Post analysis speculating that the president's tweets could hurt the administration's defense of the travel ban at the Supreme Court . We need the courts to give us back our rights. In a single tweet, Trump undermined his own Justice Department and its attempts to persuade various courts that his ban is not actually a ban at all. Read More »

Theresa May: 'I had the balls to call general election'


If Theresa May's ambiguity over Brexit combines with the worst elements of her manifesto in a newly elected government, could a near-miss actually focus voters' minds and turn out to be the best result the left could have hoped for? Defending her decision to call an early election, the Prime Minister said she was willing to go back on her promise "because this is a really important moment for our country". Read More »

Grande gets emotional during Manchester benefit concert


She said: "Before we go any further, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being here today". She even collaborated with others onstage: She sang Fergie's verse on the Black Eyed Peas hit, "Where Is the Love?" along with the group; she performed a duet with Cyrus; and she sang her debut song, "The Way", with rapper Mac Miller . Read More »